Saturday, November 13, 2010

What I've Learned, Week 11

Has it really been 11 weeks since my 50th birthday? I guess it has been, because this is where I find myself now. And I've been true and diligent in my soul searching/navel gazing. This week it's all about my personal boundaries - how I have been trying to create and uphold them and learning that it's truly a life experience to have and not have them at all.

Front:
Back:

I started with a piece of watercolour paper that I used as a blotter for extra ink, I believe mostly Tim Holz distress inks. That piece of paper sat on my table for weeks. Recently I picked it up and scribbled on it with Caran d'Ache Neocolor IIs, creating a horizon. From there I used some Tim Holz masks and Pitt pens and a white gel pen. The back is a Kim Klassen scratch background texture with simple text on top. "These last two weeks the question of my personal boundaries has been forefront. Sometimes I can't escape the lesson coming down the pike and that's true here. I see my boundaries constructed through choice, specifically what I choose to do with my time. Goals take commitment. Lately I have been challenged to take a stronger stand while staying flexible, to remember the root reasons for my choices and to not pitch a hissy fit when my boundaries have been breached." I do love the blues and greens and how they sit together on this card. Yum!

19 comments:

oreneta said...

OH! I just read Remarkable Creatures, that was a good read. Hope you're enjoying it. Love this card a whole bunch. Whole bunch.

KathrynAntyr said...

These colors are gorgeous. What a great topic. I learned a lot about healthy boundaries when 7 years ago I had the courage to say NO to an unhealthy marriage. I realized that I played a huge role in what I permitted in that relationship. I feel good that I'm beyond the blame game. What is equally as interesting is when I hold my ground/boundary with others. People don't generally like to hear no, no matter how nicely it is delivered. You are right, healthy boundaries are constructed through choice.

Assisted Living Information said...

The blue and green do look great on the card. Great poetry as well.
Thanks for joining the discussion on my blog. Feel free to continue checking it out. I will have some more posts this week! :)
Good luck with your healthcare plan!

Brandi Reynolds said...

ahhh...boundaries. Such fun lessons to learn right?

beautiful artwork...you are so talented!

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poptropica said...

woww what a nice colloring skill.
nice drawing.. this is digital drawing or manual drawing?

Lis said...

fantastic card and a very timely message!

you know, something like this could constitute a daily practice page :) i think your haikus, your drawings, pieces like this would be an amazing journal/diary of your days.

belated happy 50th! i am hobbling closer and closer to that milestone myself. i hope to be as cool and feisty as you are!

xo lis

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